I decided to run naked this past Tuesday. Running naked means not using a device to track your run. I can’t remember the last time I ran without a watch, I have the hardest time running without a device. I feel if I didn’t time or document the run it didn’t happen. I log my runs with the Nike app. I guess technically I wasn’t totally naked on Tuesday since I was on the treadmill but, I didn’t use my phone or GPS watch to log the run. All I remember of my run was it was Tuesday. I don’t remember how long or far I went, all I know it was approximately 55 minutes. When I look at my electronic log I don’t see a run for Tuesday. Did it really happen?
The question I need to ask myself is why do I feel this way? Why do I have to keep tab on every run? I log how I feel and the shoe I use but I know being able to recall my shoe or feelings isn’t the reason. Deep down inside, I know why I run with a watch. I have logged my miles on Nike+ for over 6 years and I am chasing Volt level. Nike has different levels depending on the amount of running you have done cumulatively on one of their devices. Volt is the highest level. To reach Volt level one must run 9,320 logged miles. Reaching new levels is motivating to me.
Earlier today I looked at the miles I need to obtain the next segment in black level and I need 1,312 miles. Numbers are so exact, run this much and you accomplish this. There is no gray and Volt just happens to be my favorite running color. New Year’s Resolution: run 1,312 miles and then run naked again.